We regret to inform you that Dr. Chris Foley passed away on 15th of October, 2021. We are devastated by this loss and know this has far-reaching implications for his patients and many with whom he worked and collaborated within the field of functional medicine. We understand the concerns from his patients and are working to resolve a viable path forward for all within Minnesota Natural Medicine‘s practice. We appreciate your patience as we work through these difficult times.
…so said Dr James Morre to me in 2013 when I stumbled across his publication of testing methodology in 2013. I simply dialed him up to see if this were actually true. Not only had he gained approval for the test by CLIA (the federal agency that approves laboratory testing) but he was willing to send us testing kits. He and his team — including his PhD spouse, Dorothy — had developed a test to detect cancer months or years before it was detectable by standard methods. The engine that drove him and his team was an idea that cancer could be “cured” — over and over again — if it were detected in the very early stages long before it had achieved its often fatal entrenchment with multiple sites of growth known as metastases. My wife and I actually had the chance to meet them all in 2015 at his research facility. At the time he kiddingly said that it was sort of like fighting Mike Tyson but when he was 2 years old…a better chance of leaving the ring alive. Minnesota Natural Medicine is now offering the Galleri test, a test accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and approved by CLIA, the federal testing agency for clinical lab tests. It offers a laboratory measurement that could be the frontier of managing cancer so early that complex and toxic treatments might not be necessary for eradication.
The “science of masks” has been a work in progress needless to say. From the preeminent Dr Fauci’s early claims that “masks don’t work” to the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams ordering Americans to “STOP BUYING MASKS!” in an all-caps message on Twitter claiming they are “NOT effective in preventing [the] general public from catching coronavirus” and would “deplete mask supplies for hospital workers”, the early message was not to wear them. Then things changed dramatically to literally risking public admonition and even arrest if not wearing them in most public places — or YOUR OWN HOME if you were unfortunate enough to be living under the governance of Gavin Newsome in California. They became a symbol of complicity and “doing your part.” Most good citizens went along and wore them.
Now, however, a different picture is emerging — one of much more definitive science amongst a much more educated population. For the healthy population masks outside are basically useless, are not very effective indoors, and are downright dangerous to the individual (especially children) if worn for extensive periods of time. There is also damage to the environment as millions of non biodegradable plastic gets littered everywhere. Let’s look at some recent data…
A few weeks ago a distinguished immunologist and vaccine expert, Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche from the Netherlands, expressed great concern about the wisdom of the current experimental vaccine campaign in the middle of an epidemic. His reasoning was that this could result in any number of different unintended immunologic consequences that could prove far more serious then the infection itself. One of the primary concerns was that of the so-called “antibody dependent enhancement” or ADE. This is a phenomenon noted in the past with a number of different viral infections, but here it could occur in the vaccinated. On a mass scale, if it occurs, this could prove to be disastrous. But there’s more to be worried about.
A term that goes back to the 1930s. This “movement” was funded by a group of elites including David Rockefeller who sought to control the world’s resources largely through the application of technology some of which is in place now. The internet and 5G networks theoretically can monitor, analyze, locate, and in many regards control the citizen masses…if they have a “locator” or transmitter, a chip. This is discussed in detail from the beginnings by Patrick Wood, a respected economist and historian,, and should be viewed in order to understand how this all started. Nonetheless, its culmination in the “great reset” of today’s world in which we find long-assumed individual rights being violated, massive amounts of disinformation about a so-called pandemic that by most conservative estimates yields a 99.7% survival if affected or infected, and huge transfers of wealth from small businesses and common citizenry to large corporations and unimaginably wealthy individuals. Understanding it will be the only way to retain and protect critical individual freedoms….then move on to what Mr Gates and Big Pharma are in the process of achieving.
This might include even preventing a so-called “positive test” in an asymptomatic carrier. As many know, a “positive test” in an asymptomatic person likely represents no infection at all but rather a PCR test picking up DNA fragments of past coronavirus infections or exposures. To learn more about PCR testing and its pitfalls go here. Needless to say, if a laboratory (or a state government for that matter) wants to create an 85% false positive rate for PCR testing, it most definitely can do so. Nonetheless, many people are currently fearful of being “trapped” someplace where a negative PCR test for CV 19 is required to return to the United States if in another country or to their state of origin if certain governors have now required that. Many are fearful of traveling at all because they might “test positive” and thereby get quarantined and stranded somewhere. There is a potential solution to all of this, and it comes in the form of a medication commonly used by many pet owners…
Vitamin D most critically, and several other micronutrients (vitamins C and A and minerals selenium and zinc), confer enormous benefits to the capacity to avoid critical illness with this virus. Now, yet another study confirms that one is NINE times more likely to die of COVID19 if vitamin D deficient — defined as a serum level of 25 OH vitamin D of < 20 ng/mL.. And to be clear, the “scientific studies” are there — this is not speculative any longer. Finland — a place where it might be expected to find a very low communal vitamin D level — seems to have the continent’s best vitamin D levels 10 years after it ordered dairy products to be fortified and broadcast an advisory that older people needed to supplement their intake. It has had 149 Covid-19 long term care deaths and only 375 total as of 11.20.20! By anyone’s measure, that is simply astonishing. Finland has a population of ~ 5.5 M, ironically very similar to Minnesota and Wisconsin with a similar gene pool.
It seems as if conscientious physicians and scientists in Europe and America have simultaneously come to the same conclusion: It is time to stop the lockdowns, take a careful look at the damage that will continue if they remain, and re-examine some of the rules regarding personal protection equipment such as requiring masks in all but very rare and personal circumstances. In the United States it comes in the form of the Great Barrington Declaration. In Europe it comes in the form of Docs 4 Open Debate. And both now have signatories in the 10s of thousands including department heads from Stanford and Harvard (update). Here are some of the more critical and salient excerpts from both…
Much has been said about the prospects of a new vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. However, all is not what it seems as this may represent a phenomenal opportunity for an industry accused of being corrupt and embedded into our government (including the FDA and CDC) to experience unprecedented profits with no liability whatsoever for side effects or injury. Here, is an incredibly revealing debate between Robert F Kennedy Jr and Alan Dershowitz about vaccines in the industry that spawns them in general and a COVID vaccine in particular. This is detailed, but it is absolutely worth watching the entire discussion. And resistance is mounting to a vaccine mandate for this vaccine that will be basically untested when pushed on the public…
New information emerging from Germany strongly suggests that the case fatality rate (CFR) is highly likely to be far lower than that which has been advertised and which many people have predicted. It is critical to point out from this preliminary study that the case fatality rate turned out to be ~ .37%. By the American standards (Johns Hopkins) this area of Germany should have had a case fatality rate of 1.98%. In terms of the total population the mortality is around .06%. This all stems from the “different reference sample sizes of infected individuals.” In other words the denominator was far larger in terms of people who had either been currently suffering from the virus and were not sick enough to enter the healthcare system or who had already had it and in fact were now immune. This has not been factored into the “models” that have been promoted by states like Minnesota where the governor has inexplicably continued to keep the state shut down for long periods of time despite emerging evidence that would not support this. The suggestions from the Germans certainly include certain levels of sequestration particularly for vulnerable individuals and continuation of “hygienic standards”. However, restoration of business under certain restrictions is certainly not only possible but likely recommended. It is critical that “immunologic resilience” is promoted more rigorously and at higher levels. We have been talking about this here for three months.
This is a medical “editorial” and my opinion only. Although I feel it is supported by as much scientific evidence that is currently being used to support any number of other interventions in medicine, it is certainly not considered a “standard of care” among conventional practitioners. Nonetheless, in my opinion, individuals who are deficient in any one of several simple micronutrients are at risk for greater levels of morbidity and even mortality given the lack of herd immunity with this particular virus. There are more interventions that could be discussed, but in the interest of brevity, we will focus here on just a few.
Minnesota Natural Medicine – the oldest and most experienced medical clinic integrating board-certified internal medicine, functional and naturopathic medicine, and energetic tools, along with the most modern forms of genomic and functional testing that personalizes care. Issues that we address range from common medical conditions such as migraine headaches and intestinal irritability to complex chronic illness in the elderly. Each case is treated as a unique one. Our aim is to “compress morbidity” as much as possible into the end of life. That is to say we attempt to optimize functional health in all areas regardless of the underlying illness.
We have no insurance contracts that bind us to specific treatments and which would otherwise prevent us from exploring novel tests and treatments. This includes Medicare. A couple of Minnesota companies are particularly punitive about denying payment to patients who submit claims from our office. A new service can help cut through the unjust denial of benefits. Medical Bill Gurus will freely evaluate your claim to maximize your coverage.
Existing patients who have not yet registered for the patient portal – our communication link – may do so here.
We employ novel tools for risk management and treatment above and beyond those routine tests that have been done for years in the standard cl inic. Some examples of this include:
Arterial pulse wave analysis is the advanced method to measure blood pressure and to determine the health of arteries and the true need for blood pressure and other medications affecting the heart and vessels.
Only the highest quality supplements are recommended — usually at discounted pricing for patients only. We also now offer total customization for supplements and nutraceuticals — the first in Minnesota.
Microcurrent, PEMF, red light/near infra red phototherapy are applied to injured tissue, brain injuries, and degenerative areas to promote recovery rather than simply treating symptoms with antidepressants, steroids or pain medications that usually are simply Band-Aids. Although medications for pain or mood can certainly be helpful, they are not a long-term solution. We have just added PEMF therapy that will open up a new area for treatment of chronic pain and degenerative conditions as well as neurocognitive disorders.
Immunotherapy utilizes very low concentrations of proteins from common pathogens that are likely induction agents for many autoimmune conditions. Individuals who simply can’t get better after suffering from Lyme disease in its many forms, often require treatments that have little to do with antibiotics.
Pharmacogenomic testing provides an analysis of each persons genotype and how it will respond to various drug classes. This can make the difference between the application of an effective drug at the proper dose and dosing interval versus someone using a drug that’s either not effective or that will be predictably causing adverse reactions.
These are just some of the areas that the management of complex illness the 21st century requires.